Player profile

Tom Chorlton

Birthdate: 1881
Birthplace: Ashton, Cheshire, England
Date of death: 1952
Other clubs: Heaton Mersey Juniors (1897-99), Northenden (1899-1900), Stockport County (1900-02), Accrington Stanley (1902-04), Manchester United (1912-14), Stalybridge Celtic (1914)
Bought from: Accrington Stanley
Signed for LFC: May 1904
Liverpool debut: 24.09.1904
Last appearance: 29.10.1910
Debut goal: 29.10.1904
Last goal: 13.03.1909
Contract expiry: August 1912
Win ratio: 48.76% W: 59 D: 18 L: 44
Honours: Second Division 1904/05
LFC league games/goals: 117 / 8
Total LFC games/goals: 121 / 8

Player profile

This versatile, skilful defender was on the fringes of the team until the 1908/09 season. He had missed the majority of the previous campaign as he was suffering from typhoid fever. He was the only ever-present in the side in the 1909/10 season. Following a miserable run of five defeats in the first seven League games of the 1910/11 season Chorlton lost his place. He was the club's penalty-taker for a while as he had been at Accrington Stanley and scored eight goals for Liverpool, four of which were from the penalty spot. After finishing as a player after World War I Chorlton spent quite a few years as a trainer at Manchester City.

Chorlton was so described by a Liverpool Echo scribe in 1910: "As a player and a man Liverpool likes Chorlton. There is no "side" about him. Once a half back, once a big forward with exceedingly strong centres, Chorlton is now settled at full-back, and in that time he has shown his versatility by occupying both positions for the benefit of others who have been introduced. His build catches the eye, his muscles are large, and his leg a pattern to many who do not exercise. His play has been of a good, level order and his service to Liverpool of great value. At times he does not manage to catch the ball full, but where is there a defender who does not blunder?"

Appearances per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals1174000121
1904-1905 12000012
1905-1906 600006
1906-1907 14100015
1907-1908 700007
1908-1909 33200035
1909-1910 38100039
1910-1911 700007

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

TotalOpponent
8Sheffield United
7Bristol City
7Manchester United
7Everton
6Bolton Wanderers
6Notts County
6Preston North End
6Aston Villa
5Chelsea
5Newcastle United
5Bury
5Bradford City
5Blackburn Rovers
5Arsenal
5Sheffield Wednesday
4Nottingham Forest
3Tottenham
3Manchester City
3Lincoln City
3Sunderland
3Middlesbrough
2Leicester City
2Port Vale
1Doncaster Rovers
1Wolves
1Burnley
1Barnsley
1Grimsby Town
1Derby
1Stoke City
1Norwich City
1Oldham Athletic
1Blackpool
TotalCompetition
117League
4FA Cup

Goals per season

SeasonLeagueFALCEuropeOtherTotal
Totals800008
1904-1905 300003
1905-1906 100001
1906-1907 000000
1907-1908 100001
1908-1909 300003
1909-1910 000000
1910-1911 000000

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

TotalCompetition
8League
TotalOpen play/Penalty
4Open play
4Penalty

Wartime Appearances / Goals

SeasonAppearancesGoals
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Stats note

Milestone Appearances

#DateAgainstStadiumCompetition
124.09.1904Lincoln CitySincil BankLeague
5024.10.1908Notts CountyTrent BridgeLeague
10012.02.1910EvertonAnfieldLeague

Milestone Goals

#MinuteDateAgainstStadiumCompetition
1029.10.1904Grimsby TownAnfieldLeague

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The player was in the squad the following season

SeasonShirt #Position
1904-1905 * Defender
1905-1906 * Defender
1906-1907 * Defender
1907-1908 * Defender
1908-1909 * Defender
1909-1910 * Defender
1910-1911 * Defender
* Note, Since the 1993-94 season players have been allocated a fixed number.

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